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Emilie Aries      

Author, Podcaster, Founder & CEO of Bossed Up

Emilie Aries is an author, CEO & Founder, speaker, and podcast host. After rising quickly in the world of campaigns and elections as a grassroots organizer and digital strategist, she launched the award-winning leadership development and career services company, Bossed Up, in 2013.

Aries has worked with leaders at Fortune 500 companies to close the gender leadership gap and support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at Facebook, American Express, Winstrust, Capital One, and Hilton Worldwide, and has been featured in media outlets including the Washington Post, CNN Money, Buzzfeed, NBC 9 News Denver, ABC 7 Washington, more.

Aries was ranked among such luminaries as Chelsea Clinton and Janet Mock in the LEVO 100, and received the Women’s Information Network’s Young Women of Achievement Entrepreneurship Award and the YWCA National Capital Area’s 2015 Rising Star Award.

Aries earned her B.A. in political science from Brown University and completed a Fellowship on Organizing: People, Power, & Change at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Aries is based in Denver, CO and combines her political past and personal experience with burnout to help others step into their power and be the boss of their careers and lives.

Speech Topics

Own Your Voice: Assertive Communication

Emilie decodes the differences between assertive and aggressive communication, and illustrates the benefits of asserting yourself (strategically) at work. Participants learn:

  • The difference between assertive and aggressive leadership;

  • Best practices for assertive communication through verbal, visual, and vocal mediums;

  • And how to speak up in a way that garners trust and respect.

Beat Burnout: The Science of Stress

Hard-working professionals aren't afraid of high-stress situations. But chronic stress without rest & renewal puts even the most committed team members at risk of complete & total burnout. In this interactive workshop, participants learn practical, research-based strategies to keep burnout at bay without compromising your work ethic, including:

  • The physiological stress response cycle;

  • The 4 root causes of burnout;

  • How to identify your burnout triggers;

  • And how to ditch the martyrdom mindset & aim for sustainable success instead.

Active Allyship: Advancing Equity at Work

Explore tactical and practical everyday actions individuals at any level can take to disrupt bias and advance equity at work. Participants will learn:

  • Practical strategies to amplify underrepresented voices at work;

  • How to identify and interrupt microaggressions and share emotional labor;

  • And how to practice inclusive mentorship to drive innovation and performance of diverse teams.

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